(May 3, 2019) On Senior Day, the Worcester Prep boys’ lacrosse team won 12-6 over the Gunston Day Herons last Saturday in Berlin to capture the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference championship title.
“It was one of our best offensive games this year,” Prep Coach John Moeser said. “Eight different players scored and we shot the ball really well.”
Worcester led 2-0 at the end of the first quarter. Both teams scored three goals apiece in the second quarter. The home team added five goals in the third quarter to pull ahead, 10-3.
Sophomore Graham McColgan led Worcester with four goals. Senior captain Alec Dembeck chipped in with two goals and one assist.
Senior Jay Gosnear had one goal and two assists.
Sophomores John Arrington and Brugh Moore, and seniors Cooper Richins, a team captain, Owen Tunis and Dakin Moore, netted one shot each.
Sophomore goalie Hunter Gentry recorded 19 saves.
Moeser praised junior Sam Tinkler’s face-off performance.
“He had a great day,” Moeser said. “Sam won the majority of the face-offs.
“It’s always nice to win the championship,” Moeser added. “To win the championship on Senior Day made it extra special.”
The team’s seniors were recognized before the start of the match.
Despite winning a championship, Worcester still has a few games remaining.
On Monday the Mallards buried 23 shots in the Salisbury School Dragons’ goal and held their opponent to just three.
Within the first five minutes of the game in Salisbury the Prep team had scored 11 goals. Worcester led 11-1 at the end of the first quarter. The Mallards added seven goals in the second quarter.
After three quarters, the Berlin squad was on top 23-1.
Dembeck led the charge with five goals and four assists. Tunis chipped in with five goals and McColgan tallied four. Arrington and Gosnear contribute two goals and two assists each.
Freshman Bennett Tinkler made four saves in goal for Worcester.
“Everybody got to play,” Moeser said. “We got to work on some things and the young kids got a chance to get some varsity game experience.”
Worcester will host the Delmar Wildcats on Saturday at 2 p.m.
The team is also in the Metro Independent Lacrosse League and will compete against the Calverton Cougars for the championship on Friday, May 11 at Washington College at 7 p.m.